Brigid McGivern

Climbing (2015)
acrylic on canvas
12 x 9 in. | $300

My work strives to portray the constant journey of escaping the set of cultural norms that hinder personal and societal growth. This body of work arises from parallels I see between my own experiences and those I have observed in American society. I use body language to hone in on pivotal moments of both connection and detachment. Hard shapes combined with drawing-like brush strokes within the paintings represent the contrasts that are in all of us. Acrylic paint, oil pastels, and both panel and canvas surfaces serve together in my work, creating new visual and emotional insights. Bold colors working together reflect my intention of inspiring fearless future choices that can mold a world not driven by ego or fear. My use of materials is always calculated to provoke the viewer to find their own interpretation of the piece. Unexpected avenues or twists are a constant part of life and represented in my work.

© Brigid McGivern